Air pollution correlated with cardio mortality; statins crush early seizure risk

Friday, July 26, 2019

  1. Statins crush early seizure risk poststroke
    Statin initiation upon hospitalization for acute ischemic stroke was linked to a major antiseizure benefit in a Japanese study.
  2. Atherosclerotic disease risk persists after smoking cessation
    Clinicians should reinforce smoking cessation with awareness that risk for several atherosclerotic diseases remains significant for decades.
  3. Air pollution levels correlated with cardiorespiratory mortality; reduced life expectancy
    Fine particulate matter pollution is associated with increased cardiorespiratory mortality, particularly in lower-income areas.
  4. Exercise counters astronauts' dizziness after space flight
    Two hours of daily activity during space flight eliminated hypotension after landing.

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Jim Dwyer, MD
Jim Dwyer MD, FACC, FSCAI, is a cardiologist and avid horseman in Prescott, Ariz. Trained at Saint Louis University, he spent more than 30 years in interventional cardiology. He recently hung up his lead apron and has joined a private cardiology practice. Dr. Dwyer has been producing health segments for radio broadcast for 20 years. He has no disclosures.